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.e.c. commissioners from ruling on many cases, and president obama's nominee to run that agency now, mary jo white, could make it even harder for things to get done if she's approved by the senate. eamon javers is in washington to explain. eamon? >> reporter: hi, bill, the "wall street journal" reported today that a raft of conflict of interests at the s.e.c. could make it difficult for the wall street watchdog to weigh in on high-profile matters, issues that some the s.e.c. have worked on for past employers. for example, "the journal" said president obama's s.e.c. chair nominee mary jo white would not be able to vote on any case involving jpmorgan for two years after taking the job because jpmorgan was a client at a previous law firm. and daniel gallagher would have a conflict of interest on jpmorgan cases, too. he came from a law firm that helped jpmorgan investigate the london whale trading fiasco. such vacancies could give the s.e.c. bare number of minimum commissioners to field a quorum on certain cases which could potentially weaken the commission. s.e.c. declined to comment to the newspaper
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. i think americans are going to wake up. when americans discover how bad obama care is and when obama care starts bankrupting state governments, i think you're going to see a huge rebellion against this president and his policies. >> but when -- when are they going to figure that out, senator? we've been talking about obama care for a long time now, and it's already costing businesses, you know, enormous amounts of money and stopping them from hiring any new headsed to the payroll so when are we going to figure this out in your view? when do you think that happens? >> when republicans begin to present our message better and we tell people whether you're rich, poor or middle class you'll have more jobs and more money if we leave money in your state, leave money in your pocket and that's how the economy will grow. when people figure that out, i think they will come back to the republican party, but they also have to see that what he's planning for us is -- it is bankrupting us as we speak. we're borrowing $50,000 a second and it can't go on. >> i didn't know it was a second. >> let me a
. yes, tonight president obama expected to address among many issues the automatic spending cuts scheduled to hit on march 1st. >> let's bring in democratic congressman chris van hollen of maryland who is no fan of these cuts. good to see you, sir. thanks for joining us. >> good to be with you. >> what's the alternative to the cuts right now? what would you like to see instead rather than the march 1st cuts taking effect? >> i would like to achieve the same amount of deficit reduction but instead of deep, meaningful and arbitrary cuts you spread that deficit reduction over a longer period of time so you don't get the drag on economic growth. our proposal is to replace that $85 billion in sequester with a combination of cuts by getting rid of some of the ag subsidies, direct paints that have no useful purpose, eliminating taxpayer subsidies for big oil companies, and then applying the buffet rule on incomes above $2 million. that would replace the sequester for a year and give us an opportunity to come up with a long-term balanced approach based on tax reform and targeted cuts. >>
ago blasting president obama for not having a budget yet or a plan to avoid scheduled spending cuts. eamon javers in washington with the story. >> hi, maria. we're lurching towards another fiscal showdown. march 1st, that's the new date now for the so-called sequester federal spending cuts that would be automatic and across the board. a lot of jockeying in washington yesterday and today. the preamble starts today with john boehner who took to the floor to criticize the president for being late with his budget proposal. >> this was to be the day the president submitted his budget to congress. but it's not coming. it's going to be late. and some reports say that it could be as long as a month late. i think that's too bad. our economy could use some presidential leadership right now. >> and maria, yesterday democrats offered up some thoughts of their own including the president himself in a super bowl interview suggesting the carried loophole is -- after a package of new revenues based on closing loopholes. carried interest, one thing that's very much on the table here. and obviously t
republican voters, is going to be delivering the response to president obama's state of the union address next tuesday. now this, of course, is very sensible for republicans not only because he's a charismatic speaker but also because he's taking a lead role on immigration reform which is one of the high-profile elements of the agenda early in this congress, one the democrats and republicans are working together, so that would give the republicans an opportunity to showcase their own support for immigration reform and counter some of the message of the president. we've seen over and over again young stars in both parties getting chosen to respond to the president. this is marco rubio's turn. >> thanks very much. john harwood in washington. >>> the interest-rigging scandal back in the news today. kayla tausche is looking at how this story has gotten so big and how this web is growing in terms of cost as well. kayla? >> reporter: libor has been called the world's most important number since it provides the base rate off of which some $500 trillion of securities are priced each year. no surp
for your thoughts on this one. president obama gave his two cents on the fate of the penny saying he's open-open to the idea of getting rid of the copper coin. the president says it costs more for the government to make a penny than it's actually worth. the mint says it costs nearly it.5 cents to produce and distribute a single penny. tell us what you think on that one. >>> meantime, let's take a very quick look at what's happening with the markets. the dow is down by 0.3%. walmart is down by 2.8% on the reports of that internal e-mail about february sales being a total disaster. the spokesman says sometimes these internal e-mails can be inaccurate. thanks for watching "street signs." have a great weekend. "closing bell" is next. >> hi, everybody. happy friday to you. welcome to the "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo at the new york stock exchange. the major averages in danger of posting losses this week though. >> if we stay right here, we'll see that. i'm bill griffith. the dow does not be able to look like it will avoid a second consecutive losing week. the blue chip average down sharpl
. everybody is trying to put pressure on one another. president obama went to new port news, virginia, and tried to make the case that the sequester was going to hurt jobs in the state of virginia. scores of thousands of defense jobs are going to be subject to a sequester and then back in washington you had house speaker john boehner accusing democrats in the senate of not doing their work and putting forth an alternative. here's john boehner. >> we have moved a bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their ass and begins to do something. >> reporter: now, we had harry reid respond afterwards and said it's the house of representatives that is sitting on their postiors because the house passed their bills last year. they haven't acted. we are going to get votes in the senate over the next couple of days on a democratic and republican alternative to replace sequester but, of course, everyone knows, sue, that neither one of those bills is going to pass so the president is going to keep pounding. republicans are going to try to hold line
even more unhappy. we'll have that next. >> and president obama finally set to meet with congressional leaders to try to avoid devastating spending cuts. that's cut news, right? the bad news. the meeting is coming hours before the cuts are set to kick. in the meeting is friday, march 1st. is there any real hope a deal can be reached? the day that the cuts are going to take effect. we'll have the latest with republican senator john holman weighing in later on the "closing bell." ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] it was designed to escape the ordinary. it feels like it can escape gravity. ♪ the 2013 c-class coupe. ♪ starting at $37,800. ♪ >>> welcome back. stocks are skyrocketing today. the dow getting ever closer to a record high. take a look. we're up 204 points as we speak. we're seeing new money come into this market as we approach the close with 35 minutes left before the bell sounds. we're just about 80 points away from an all-time high on the dow jones industrial average. >> even now closer than that, given this move that we've had in the last ten minutes. definitely have some buyi
and first solar, they have been taken off for the past four or five days. president obama spoke very heavily about solar stocks and alternative energy and referenced him again in his inaugural, and they have been up really since november. >> thanks, bob. a market that is rallying here. the market is 40 minutes before the closing bell sounds, and the market is higher, 52 points, and the s&p 500 showing a nice move on the upside, as you can see there. if you can't beat them, join them. best buy is set to begin price matching against online retailers. find out which shock you're better off with next? >> after a huge outcry from fans, including bill and myself, was this a marketing debacle like new coke or stroke of genius to drive sales? stay with us here on "closing bell." would define you as an innovator. to hold more than one patent of this caliber... would define you as a true leader. ♪ to hold over 80,000... well that would make you... the creators of the 2013 mercedes-benz e-class... quite possibly the most advanced luxury sedan ever. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for excepti
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